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Myths About Betta Fish

I’m sick of the pet industry always fucking animals like the betta over so let’s get some things straight
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MYTH: bettas like small spaces, they live in small rice paddies in the wild
REALITY: No they absolutely do not, sure some survive this, but it’s a cruel life to live. Rice paddies are actually quite big although shallow, the average male betta has about 3 feet of its own territory in the wild. Bettas need AT LEAST 2.5 gallons, but a 5-10 g is even better. You can get a 3 g tank from petco for like $10
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MYTH: you should feed your betta whenever it is hungry
REALITY: a bettas stomach is the size of its eyeball, it is very easy to overfeed. I feed my betta 3 pellets twice a day, but lots of people feed at different times with different food so I suggest doing some research and deciding what works best for you.
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MYTH: bettas are lazy
REALITY: bettas are inactive in small tanks because they’re aware that they have no space to swim and will hit walls, in larger tanks bettas are very active
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MYTH: bettas can only be kept alone
REALITY: it is true that male betta fish cannot be kept with any other betta, but (depending on the bettas personality) bettas can be kept with fish that are smaller and drab looking that won’t bite your bettas tail. I keep my betta with 2 snails and 5 ghost shrimp and he rarely bothers them. Female bettas can be kept in groups of 5 which is called a sorority. Keep in mind that these options are only possible in large tanks with lots of hiding spots.
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MYTH: bettas will eat live plants so you don’t have to feed them if you have plants in the tank
REALITY: bettas are CARNIVORES. They won’t eat plants, they will eat blood worms and brine shrimp which you can buy frozen. In fact feeding real prey is good along with pellets or flakes.
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MYTH: bettas don’t need filtration or heat
REALITY: they need both. As far as filtration goes, strong currents don’t mix well with bettas so a sponge filter is best.
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MYTH: bettas only live a couple months anyway, why should I be doing all this?
REALITY: with proper care, bettas can live 5 years.
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MYTH: bettas and all other fish are dumb
REALITY: bettas are actually very smart and trainable. Mine was taught to jump out of the water on command and come when called (by wiggling fingers). Some people have taught bettas harder tricks such as going through a hoop. They can even learn when meal time is and be ready for it.
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MYTH: My child will take care of the betta
REALITY: your child will lose interest within a week, YOU will be taking care of their fish. If you’re not okay with that don’t buy your kid a fish.
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MYTH: I should completely change the tank each time I clean it
REALITY: you should instead do frequent partial water changes of about 40% of the water
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MYTH: bettas are throw away pets
REALITY: there is no such thing as a throw away pet and if you think there is you shouldn’t own pets

Please always read care sheets before buying a pet because -newsflash- PET STORES LIE.
*drops mic*

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Atlantis is such an underrated film. Say what you will about the plot (I’m still not really sure what happened in the last third of the movie), but it was incredibly well-designed. Mike Magnola did beautiful character design, but as a child, I was completely enamored with the technology. The submarine! The Leviathan! The hovercrafts!

All the Atlantean tech suggests ancient marine life. Kida’s hovercraft was my special favorite, as it reminds of a Devonian bony fish:

This concept art was probably going for more of a hammerhead shark thing, but it’s too cool!:

Rhys: *throws stars* Dog goes woof
Lucien: no
Rhys: *drapes over piano* Cat goes meow
Rhys: *puts rose between teeth* Bird goes tweet
Lucien: nO
Rhys: *Kicks leg up* and mouse goes squeek
Rhys: *kicks other leg up* Cow goes moo
Lucien: *beats head against wall* pleASE
Rhys: *winnows* Frog goes croak
Rhys: *kisses feyre* and the elephant goes toot
Lucien: stOP
Rhys: *winks over shoulder* Ducks say quack
Rhys: *flaps bat wings* and fish go blub
Lucien: FeyRE PLEASE HELP
Rhys: *shoots up and twirls* and the seal goes ow ow ow ow ow
Rhys: *throws more stars* But theres one sound
Lucien: by thE CAULDRON RHYS
Rhys: *winnows* That no one knows
Rhys: *in Lucien’s ear* What does the Lucien say 
Lucien:

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I know … last night was unexpected. If you regret it –

IMPORTANT PSA

HEY GANG! 

So I’ve been working away with getting shipments out. Had a lovely night of rest last night, but going to get back at it tonight! 

HOWEVER

I need EVERYONE WHO BOUGHT A CALENDAR to go to their orders and double check their addresses. I’ve had addresses missing street numbers, I’ve had addresses with the street name before the number…stuff is a mess. I’ve messaged a few folks and haven’t heard from them, and I will NOT be sending orders to addresses where I don’t think the calendar will get delivered.


PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE  go check your Etsy account right now. ESPECIALLY if you’ve ordered before November 23. THANK YOU. 



Please reblog this with the name (and picture, if you can) of your favorite fish. Or fishes.

No real reason, I just really like fish.

This is a violet-line piranha and I like it because it’s my favorite colours.

This is a lake sturgeon and I like it because it’s got a really charming face and it feels very soft, almost velvety.

This is a green sawfish and I like it because it’s shy and because it’s a very pointy ray. Not a shark! Amazing!